Monday, October 31, 2011

When a group leader takes things too far

And behaves badly. The group's name is in this rant.

From my friend's page:
I support OWS, I really do. However, please understand that all of these "uniformed servicemember stands up to police" images aren't truthful. An active duty servicemember is forbidden from protesting or participating in any government type activity like that while in uniform. Hell, I think it's actually even against the rules for them to vote while in uniform. Uniformed servicemembers are to show no political bias.

And here is what we went through:

Me: The uniformed service members you see are veterans and no longer are active status.

Friend: A lot of them, but there is one of a young looking man in a dress navy uniform with no rank insignia, no ribbons..I get a feeling he never was active duty...they are being put out as though some of these guys are active saying "veteran supports OWS in uniform" that's different...

Me: I have no idea who is saying they are active, but every report I've seen is that they are all vets.
 Me: In fact the young man in Oakland was a Iraq Vet.

This is the story we were talking about:
An AMAZING scene of One Man who swore an OATH to his country to fight to protect...

Me: If he were still active, he wouldn't want to show patches or ribbons. If he were still active, his picture alone would get him court martialed and thrown in a brig for many years and kicked off active duty status.

My Friend:that's true...but man..those uniforms are farking expensive to use in such a way....I just get fed up with people trying to be something they aren't and I'm kind of a cynic...I've seen too many times somebody pretending to be something so they get more attention, ya know?

Me: Yeah, I know. I've met plenty of wannabes too and get just as steamed when I know the person is in the wrong for acting like they are something they are not.

We survived Bush. You will survive Obama. 

My friend: did you seriously block me from the page for pointing out that active duty military members are not permitted to protest in uniform? I have support
ed your page for ages now, I have shared your information and am a HUGE supporter of OWS...I simply dislike when things are put forth in a less than truthful manner..saying that these brave soldiers are doing all this, when this guy is not showing any rank insignia, anything to show he even ever served in the Navy..anyone can get themselves a uniform and put it on...

If you did not block me and it is a fb glitch, I apologize, but if you did I am deeply saddened. I thought your page was more about being truthful and honest about what is going on in the world and with our government, not spreading propaganda and emotional blackmail type images.

Him: The problem is you did not say in either of your posts that "active duty military members are not permitted to protest in uniform." What you did was call me a liar. If you've been a fan of my world renowned, award winning page with over a million views EVERY DAY then you'd understand why I have zero tolerance for slanderous comments on my forum. For what it is worth several people in the comments section said you over reacted in your comments, but I had banned you before that happened.

This is my house, not yours, and if you are not respectful you will not be allowed to participate. You do not get to be terse with me, I could care less. Do you understand that I do not work for you and do not care what you like or do not like? Have you ever put a penny in my pocket? And yet you have the nerve to tell me what I should or should not be doing? I have a great idea. Go start your own page that receives millions of hits and pass out your loving commentary for the world to read.

With such a charming personality I am sure you will go far in such an endeavor. Do not bother to respond, anything you send will be immediately discarded.

Dr. Lou Colagiovanni

Me:I never called YOU a liar. I stated that the information in the video was untruthful. Granted, I didn't say it specifically, I did not expect that you would take it personally, I figured you would recognize that I was responding to the video stating that it was a navy person, when there is no evidence supporting that besides a partial dress uniform.

After this discourse, you will no longer have my support and I will encourage my friends to avoid your page as well. You can throw your statistics at me all you want, that makes you no better than the others who sit on their high horses and try to speak down to the regular person who is a victim of the big names and pompous attitudes. Shame on you.

My Friend: And now he has become a liar saying I went begging to be allowed back on the page, I did NOT...could somebody please go on there (who isn't afraid of being blocked LOL) and inform the rest of his page? Even if he had unblocked me, I would not have returned.

Another post he made: 
I laugh at these people who leave rude messages on our wall, which gets them banned, and then are completely shocked in their e-mail they send begging to be unbanned. Here's an idea! Be civil the first time and I won't have to waste my time reading your message and responding with a big fat NO!

If there is one thing I dislike above all else it is rude people.

And yet there he is being rude to a woman who is a military wife and a friend of many veterans, including me; so I wen t to that site and said this:
Wow dude, you blocked and then called someone a liar for questioning the sailor? And then you lie and say the person begged to come news for ya. She wouldn't come back if you unblocked her and she's not the kind of person to beg when she is treated unfairly.

He was so rude in fact that he cut out all the comments My Friend had made from the original posting of the story where the sailor was standing in the video.

And so he just had to have a last word, but didn't get it.

Him: I really just don't care for you attitude or sense of entitlement. I owe you nothing and I could care less what you or any of your friends do or say about me. Do you have any comprehension as to the amount of resistance and attack I deal with from the right on a daily basis? Please forgive me while I shiver in my boots at the thought of losing YOUR support. Whatever will we do without you?

My Friend: You have attacked me, you have insinuated that I am a troll...after I have supported your page for a long time now. Now you are outright LYING about me. I have no sense of entitlement, I don't know where you are getting that. I haven't asked you for a single thing, and if you believe I have, please quote me and let me know because I can break it down for you as you seem to be a little too full of yourself to understand clear English.

I didn't attack YOU, or your page..yet you are so full of yourself that you believe that any statement is directly pointed at you. I pity you.

And so from here on out, if you don't see the We survived Bush. You will survive Obama site on my page; you know why. I will be unliking them soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pompeo presents

Pompeo presents “two visions” to Aero Club | Wichita Business Journal

Wichita Business Journal - by Daniel McCoy Reporter
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011, 3:00pm CDT - Last Modified: Monday, May 9, 2011, 3:02pm CDT

Kansas’ Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo told the Wichita Aero Club on Monday that he sees two distinct visions for America’s future.
One vision holds that any problem, no matter the size, can be solved if government gets more involved and passes more laws to regulate it.
The other vision holds that government should get out of the way whenever it can.
Pompeo, who falls among those who hold the second outlook, told the crowd of local aviation leaders that they likely wouldn’t change the mind of those in favor of growing government.
To limit the regulations and taxes many in the industry say hamper their business, change will have to come from the polling places during coming elections, Pompeo said.
“We have to win,” he said.
Pompeo, who was the guest speaker Monday at the Aero Club’s May luncheon, also talked about — and was asked about by the audience — the national deficit.
It’s a bill that eventually comes due, he said, calling a deficit nothing more than a debt deferral. However, if the country shows a clear plan for repayment, he believes the debt market will react favorably and the dollar will strengthen.
But the deficit also means the government has to tighten its purse strings.
“We will simply have to do less,” Pompeo said. “And this is not a partisan issue. This is an American issue of epic proportions.”
Pompeo also spoke about the recent complaint against The Boeing Co. by the National Labor Relations Board, expressing his belief that Boeing did nothing wrong in choosing a nonunion site in South Carolina for a second 787 Dreamliner assembly center.
As for the mood toward general aviation on Capitol Hill, Pompeo — who has been in office a little more than four months now — said there is strong support for the industry in the House of Representatives.
What he has yet to see or hear, he says, is President Obama come out clearly in favor of the industry.
He called recent visits by federal officials like Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood a great step. He just hopes the man at the top hears the message about the economic benefits of general aviation.
Better still, Pompeo said, is if he sees it for himself.
“I hope the president will come to understand what a wonderful resource Kansas aviation is,” Pompeo said. “I’d love to have the president come out and have him meet the folks here. I want him to come see these people who are doing such great work.”

Except if they win the population looses. What they are talking about taking away from the government is what protects us as citizens of this state and this country. They want the major corporations to rule over the people as if we were slaves, just to keep the money from them, (ie the Koch brothers et al...) in their pockets, they really don't care about the small business men and women, they really don't care about the poor, they really don't care about anyone but themselves. And unfortunately for the Republican Populace, the ones they elected don't care about them either; save to use their votes to keep large corporate money flowing into their pockets.

In the four months that Pompeo has been in office, he has voted for things like this, and yet hasn't followed it; for example, I haven't seen any citation of where in the constitution it says we should give big corporations tax cuts. It was in the beginning of this country that a corporation would only last as long as a job needed to be done. Yet now corporations are being allowed to spend billions to get the folks they can keep in their pockets into office.

Also in the four months that he has been in office, he voted for this and this takes away the health care bill that Obama pushed so hard to get. While I'm not totally fond of the health care bill, its much better than what we had and I look forward to a day that I can afford to get good health care.

Why did he vote for this? , where does it benefit his constituents? What does he have against N.P.R.?  And he's all for keeping us at war, what does he stand to gain from that? . How about reducing regulatory burdens? Does this bill do what I think it does and allows more dumping of chemicals, pesticides etc... into our already polluted water? The same water we are supposed to drink? What does this bill mean for the children of this country? The summary tells the story better.

These are just examples of how he votes, his whole record to date is here:

Quite honestly, I dread the reality that he and other Republican leaders are trying to make in and of this country. I don't know that our nation will ever be great again with leaders like Boehner, Scott, Brownback and Pompeo.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A rant from a friend

If the New Right wins.. Your type won't have to worry about leaving a huge debt for their grandchildren that so worries you today. Your grandchildren will be too busy having rotten teeth because their will be no fluoride in the water. Your grandchildren will once again have polio and small pox because your side has been convinced these shots are not needed, your grandchildren will not have to worry about an education because their will be no child labor laws anymore, they won't need school because they will once again be used as slave labor with no bargaining rights Workers will once again work in unsafe conditions and for piss wages because there will be no unions and nobody to represent them-and with little money to survive on let alone break out of their conditions. The country will once again have unsafe water, air and soil and die from influenza and plague as they once did because all these programs will be cut, and are being cut as we speak, for the sake of the almighty dollar! There will be no social welfare programs nor mental health programs available so the streets will turn into slums and diseased ridden holes with bodies once again littering the streets because the corrupt health insurers won't pay for medical help. Our bridges, roads will be in ruins because nobody wants to pay taxes for the upkeep. There will be more crime than the remaining police can handle because your kind doesn't want to pay their salaries. Buildings and homes will burn because there is not enough firemen. Instead of your grandchildren thanking you for not leaving them with a huge debt, they will hate your guts and understand just what kind of money loving, hateful, racist beasts forced them into their pitiful existence all because of their twisted love of money and racial hatred. Will we allow this to happen? Hell no we won't! We took your kind out in the Civil War. We took your kind out in WW1 and WW2...and we will take you out again. Get ready. We are coming. We will not let you succeed simply because your side is totally wrong. And the problem in Wisconsin has just begun, not ended. Screw the John Birchers and the New Right...will will kick you asses to the curb, so bring it fools. "Beware the rage of the righteous, even Satan runs." Start running Birchers!!!! We are done with you, you stupid ignorant, racist Koch sucking morons.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Have I said that I hate the Republican leadership?

I'm sure I have far more than once and yet here they are pulling a bone headed stunt to give their rich buddies in the corporations tax breaks that this country can't afford. And what are the Democrat leadership far they haven't grown their balls to speak up and say enough!

Well, tell you what this TAX PAYER is saying ENOUGH!
What set me off is this:

And  then of course is the you tubes about the Koch brothers, there are three segments to this. I wonder just how many of the Tea Partier's know who is funding their way on the trips and for them to be out there with the signs and everything...I wonder if they realize they are being used for the gain of big corporations?

And of course the Republicans are playing right into their hands with this. They have been "wooing" the Tea Party and their candidates from the beginning, I bet they thought they were going to turn the Tea Party into the new Republican Party.

Speaking of the Tea Party, how about this little gem?

Some of the Tea Party leaders who were once "staunch" Republicans and what they are trying to do to our Constitution.

Do the Tea Party folks realize that they will end up wearing the collars of their Corporate masters if they don't wake up and see what they are doing to themselves and our country?
And how about McCain, the "war hero" who supposedly suffered at the hands of the V.C. in a prison camp.  

Which gives us cause to ponder on just what kind of a hero McCain actually is. With reading this I actually think he is more of a traitor and in his years as senator in AZ he has take away more benefits from the military folks than he has fought to give us. We who also wore the uniforms of the different branches of the military.

Or how about this?

Hearing from one of their own that the GOP has ruined the budget and seems to be doing it every chance they get. What more do we need to show us that the GOP is not on the side of the working class people?

With all of this at our fingertips on the internet, why aren't the Democratic leaders using this information to the benefit of the people? They are claiming to be fighting for us, but they are sure picking a lousy way of showing it. How often has any of the senators asked or talked to any of their constituents about how the health care reforms are doing for their small businesses or for the individuals who are using what has been set up and is going?
Why aren't the leaders showing the proof that is out there about how the health care is getting better for folks or how the tax cuts that have been given to the middle class is actually working? Or any of the other one hundred plus things?
Many of which can be found here:

I could probably say more, but you get the point, even a Moderate has their breaking point and I'm so ready to find something other than the Coffee Party and the Tea Party to show those in government just how pissed I am, that they keep playing games with the lives of the folks they are supposed to be serving, those of us who are NOT CORPORATIONS and voted for them(in my case the Democrats) anyway.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The story I had originally put up here was Senator Al Franken speaking on half of the GLBT community in opening up the military to all, by getting rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
I'm sorry that I didn't write it out and put it up before now, but I've been trying to hide as it was coming up on the "holiday season" and its the time of year I hate most working retail. But on to the reason I'm speaking out on this now.

I was so deep in the closet when I was active duty and I would have been a much better soldier if I had been able to be myself, a full person instead of half a person controlled by using alcohol to cover the hidden part of me. There were many women who were raped as a way to make them straight,(along with the fact that women were raped, just because they were in "men's territory" by being in the military) before they were kicked out of the service in the '70's was not what I wanted for me and I had wanted to be a solder far more than I wanted almost anything, except being a writer.

Possibly this week we, the United States of America are coming up on the congress voting on if gay, lesbian and trans folks can serve openly and honestly with out having to hide who we are in our military, for our country.

Other countries have their gay(using as an umbrella term) citizens serving openly and there are no problems, so why can't we?
Is there anyone out there that can give me a good reason, with out using religion as a basis for keeping those who want to serve out of the military, especially when we need them the most with the two fronted war going on?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

From a friend on Facebook

 MOTTS >>>>BAD APPLES >>I support the workers...

by Mary Anderson on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:41am
A Successful Company
Mott's parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), paid CEO Larry Young $6.5 million in 2009. The company is profitable and successful with its stock rocketing 35% since their most recent earnings announcement in February of 2010. In fact, their stock price is outperforming the industry as a whole by 443% since that earnings release (as of April 2010).
A Bad Apple
Meanwhile, members of RWDSU-UFCW Local 220 in Williamson, NY, have been trying to negotiate a contract with Mott’s, a subsidiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The company has slashed wages by as much as $1.50 an hour for each and every employee, and is trying to take away the workers’ pension plan. There is no economic necessity for what the company is seeking to do. They are a profitable, growing company.
But instead of being a responsible corporate citizen, Dr. Pepper Snapple and Mott’s are looking to take advantage of the economic misery of upstate New York. They are looking to take money out of the pockets of workers not because they need to but because they feel that they can get away with it and that workers will have no choice but to accept their offer.
Mott's Makes the Following Products:
  • Mott's Apple Sauce
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Margaritaville
  • Mr. and Mrs. T Products
  • Rose's Lime Juice
  • Snapple cans
  • Mott’s Fruitsations
  • Mott’s Garden Cocktail
  • ReaLemon / ReaLime
  • Holland House
  • Clamato
  • Call Mott's at 1-800-426-4891 and tell them you support the workers in Williamson, NY!
All I can say is Motts is not doing anything that any other corporation is not doing right now. It is and always has been about their bottom line, not about the workers, not about what anyone but the "bosses" of the company want and the money that goes into their and the shareholders pockets.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Now something local - Wichita, KS.

This is a good thing. Even though I'm not impressed with it being called Obamacare.

Dan Manning: Had conversation with a small business owner who just told me because of
..."Obamacare" she is saving money and can now hire another person.

I think that needs to be shouted from the roof tops, it would be interesting to find out just how many more folks are benefiting from something the Republicans and insurance companies didn't want to happen.
So how can we find out, where are the statistical sites that can put up the numbers for us? This would really be good to share so that all the GOP, who think they can bully their way into office with the saying, its no good, I'm going to repeal it...etc... can be shown that they were wrong and its time for them to go elsewhere for their living.